Here's a (pretty much) direct transcript of the final moments of my recent conversation with Capcom's Seth Killian-
Me-"There are rumors going around that March's Mega Man 10 will have a co-op mode, and that Bass will be the third playable character. Wouldn't that be cool? Huh? Wouldn't it?"
Seth-"Um, yes. Sounds fun to me. I have to go now."
Me- "...and with Mega Man 10 coming out in less than 90 days, must you continue the madness surrounding the elusive Mega Man 9 secret. Can't you give us a good hint for a change? Is it an item, an animation, a secret area, or just a background object? I mean come on! Throw us a bone here!"
Seth- "Did I already say I have to go? Because I do. Anyway I will probably go to internet hell when I die for acting like such a tease, but no dice. I was actually thinking of spilling the beans at the launch of Mega Man 10, just so we can all move on with our lives, but I was asked not to. That said, I will at least keep my promise to acknowledge that 'yep, that was the secret' should someone discover it on their own..."
Here's the thing though, he totally didn't have to go. He really didn't. So why'd he leave? Part of me thinks that maybe my breath started to smell (hey, it happens), and another part thinks that maybe I was onto something with those Mega Man 10 rumors, and that Seth wasn't ready to spill the beans yet.
So what do you think, will Mega Man 10 have co-op and Bass, or does my breath smell, or both?